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Air fares push inflation to 2.7%

Inflation has risen to 2.7%, a 0.3% increase from last month. The Office for National Statistics says this has been caused by a 22% surge in air fares and a smaller rise in fuel and clothes.

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Transport and clothing contribute to inflation increase

The Office of National Statistics has announced that inflation has risen by 0.3 per cent. It explained the largest upward contributions to the change in the inflation rate came from transport - notably air transport and motor fuels - and clothing.

The Office of National Statistics has released the latest Consumer Price Index figures. Credit: Jens Kalaene/DPA/Press Association Images

The price of clothing and footwear also rose 1.2 percent month on month to tighten the squeeze on households, as the cost of women's outdoor clothing increased during a colder-than-normal month.

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